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Join us on Wednesday, April 5, as Dr. David White, Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Francis Marion University, will examine the first 148 days of the Trump Administration. This is a non-partisan academic examination of some of the unique circumstances of having a non-politician billionaire businessman in the White House. The free public program will be held in Spears Fellowship Hall of Central United Methodist Church on the corner of West Cheves and South Irby streets in downtown Florence beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner (optional) will be served at 5:30 p.m. The meal cost is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children (12 and under). For the menu, visit www.centralmethodist.net/wednesday. Please call the church office at 843-662-3218 by noon on Monday, April 3, if you plan to attend dinner or need additional information.

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Join us on Wednesday, March 29, as Tyler Cooke, Instructor of History at Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate  Preparatory  School, will  present a program examining the work of the  2016 winners if the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their contributions to contract theory. This is a fascinating opportunity to get insight into theory that can impact everyday business here in the Pee Dee. The free public program will be held in Spears Fellowship Hall of Central United Methodist Church on the corner of West Cheves and South Irby streets in downtown Florence beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner (optional) will be served at 5:30 p.m. The meal cost is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children (12 and under). For the menu, visit www.centralmethodist.net/wednesday. Please call the church office at 843-662-3218 by noon on Monday, March 27, if you plan to attend dinner or need additional information.

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Join us on Wednesday, March 22, as The Florence Symphony Orchestra will present a special program on the requiem “Beyond the Years” composed by Dr. Sarah Horick and commissioned by the Orchestra and underwriters. The requiem was written in commemoration of the victims of the 2015 massacre in Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Dr. Horick, composer, and Dr. Terry Roberts, symphony musical director and composer, will help us understand the nuances of the requiem. This is a unique opportunity for the public and those who are attending this historic premier to get the “inside story” so as to enhance their experience for the premiere on March 27. The free public program will be held in the sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church on the corner of West Cheves and South Irby streets in downtown Florence beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner (optional) will be served at 5:30 p.m. The meal cost is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children (12 and under). For the menu, visit www.centralmethodist.net/wednesday. Please call the church office at 843-662-3218 by noon on Monday, March 20, if you plan to attend dinner or need additional information.

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Join us on Wednesday, March 15, as Astro-physicist Dr. Jeannette Myers, a professor in the Astronomy Department and director of the Dooley Planetarium of Francis Marion University, will present a program titled“Understanding the History of the Universe”. The free public program will be held in Spears Fellowship Hall of Central United Methodist Church on the corner of West Cheves and South Irby streets in downtown Florence beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner (optional) will be served at 5:30 p.m. The meal cost is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children (12 and under). For the menu, visit www.centralmethodist.net/wednesday. Please call the church office at 843-662-3218 by noon on Monday, March 13, if you plan to attend dinner or need additional information.

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 Join us on Wednesday, March 8, as soprano Kipper Ackerman of Sumter and pianist Betsy Johnson of Florence will present a program of popular Broadway Show tunes. The free public program will be held in the Sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church on the corner of West Cheves and South Irby streets in downtown Florence beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner (optional) will be served at 5:30 p.m. The meal cost is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children (12 and under). For the menu, visit www.centralmethodist.net/wednesday. Please call the church office at 843-662-3218 by noon on Monday, March 6, if you plan to attend dinner or need additional information.

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Live@Central opens the second half of our 12th season at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church on Wednesday, January 4, with the ever-popular Dr. Mary Louise Nagata. Dr. Nagata is a member of the history faculty at Francis Marion University and the principal violist with the Florence Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Nagata will be playing the violin and viola. As a very special treat, she will also play the Japanese “Koto,” a large stringed instrument. Ann Rogers Chandler will accompany Dr. Nagata on the Schimel piano. Dinner (optional) will be served at 5:30 p.m. The meal cost is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children (12 and under). For the menu, visit www.centralmethodist.net/wednesday. Please call the church office at 843-662-3218 by noon on Monday, January 2, if you plan to attend dinner or need additional information.

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LIVE@CENTRAL! Join us on Wednesday, September 21, as we welcome well-known church historian Bill Segars of Hartsville. Bill will present a PowerPoint presentation about his new book: Churches in South Carolina that were burned during the American Revolution. The program will be held in Spears Fellowship Hall of Central United Methodist Church on the corner of West Cheves and South Irby streets in downtown Florence beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner (optional) will be served at 5:30 p.m. The meal cost is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children (12 and under). For the menu, visit www.centralmethodist.net/wednesday. Please call the church office at 843-662-3218 by noon on Monday, September 19, if you plan to attend dinner or need additional information.

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Hosting McCutcheon Road – featuring vocalist Happy Pendergraft and keyboardist and vocalist Faith Godwin. They will present a program of songs including old favorites, gospel, and Broadway show tunes. They are well-known and perform often with The Lake City Playmakers, The Florence Little Theatre, and The Plaids. The program will be presented in the historic sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church on the  corner of West Cheves and South Irby streets in downtown Florence beginning at 6:30 p.m. All LIVE@CENTRAL programs are free of charge.

Dinner (optional) will be served at 5:30 p.m. The meal cost is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children (12 and under). Please call the church office at 843-662-3218 by noon on Monday, September 12th, if you plan to attend dinner or need additional information.

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John Gibson, Pianist.

This well known young Florence pianist will present a recital at Central United Methodist Church March 16 at 6:30 PM in the sanitary. He has appeared as solist with the Florence Symphony Orchestra, the Phillips Academy Chamber Orchestra and with the Napolinova Youth Orchestra at the Todi International Music Masters Festival.is piano training has included masterclasses with famous pianist in Boston and at the Julliard School of Music in New York City. Locally his piano lessons were received from his grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Hoffmeyer. He then continued to receive lessons from local professionals including Dr. Benjamin Woods.

He presently is pursuing a course of study in comparative literature at Princeton University.

Dinner is served at 5:15 PM Adults $5.00 and Children $2.00. Please call church office to make dinner reservations. 843-662-3218

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Guest artist Adrienne Woods will join the Fleur de Lis string orchestra Wednesday, January 27th at 6:30 PM for at concert in the sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church.as part of the Live @ Central Series.  The orchestra is comprised of the top young players from the Florence area and is conducted by Benjamin Woods and is directed by Sherry Woods.  The concert is free and open to the public.
Dinner is served at 5:30.  Adult $5.00 and Children $2.00.  Call for reservations 843-662-3218.